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    Remember the Floorgraphics case agains Murdoch?...

    Secret Service agent Rory Moran launched a subsequent investigation (the Secret Service has jurisdiction over computer fraud). Moran declined to comment, but a person familiar with his thinking recalled his early impression: “The case looked quick and easy, down and dirty. Someone accessed [Floorgraphics'] system using their password. Was it against law? Yeah.”

    Moran took the case to the office of Chris Christie, who was then the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey and is now the state's governor. He met with one of Christie’s top deputies, Kevin O'Dowd, who now serves as the governor’s deputy chief counsel. O'Dowd concluded that the case against News America would be challenging to prosecute — someone at News America's Connecticut office had accessed the Floorgraphics system, but it would be difficult to prove which computer had been used and which person had used it. Moran dropped his investigation. The FBI, Secret Service, and U.S. Attorney’s office all failed to interview News America employees.

    Murdoch fancied Christie for POTUS I believe and Fox has been supporting him since this blew up.

    Just surmising here.

    We should attack now when they'd least expect it #WarOnChristmas

    by AnnetteK on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:00:31 PM PST

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